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Which spirit was the most frightening to Scrooge?

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Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:34 AM via iOS

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Which spirit was the most frightening to Scrooge?

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jpope1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:21 AM (Answer #1)

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The most frightening Christmas spirit to Scrooge was the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. This spirit showed Scrooge a future in which he was alone, unloved, frightened, and unfulfilled in life. The spirit showed him a world in which all of Scrooge's loved ones and acquaintances had abandoned him. Indeed, it seemed to Scrooge that no one in this future world even acknowledged his existence. Scrooge found this future surprising and depressing. Even after being visited by the first two spirits, he had not yet come to realize the grave effects of miserliness and bad temperament on his own future. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come forced Scrooge to deal with the frightening consequences of his behavior. 

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